The Simpson sisters, Ashlee and Jessica, were previously content with simply singing and starring in their own television reality shows. Now, they are set to take up residence across movie theater screens this summer.
This August, Jessica takes over the role of Daisy Duke in the big-screen version of The Dukes of Hazzard. The role of the short-shorted vixen was made famous in the '70s by Catherine Bach. If only Catherine had been such a multitalented hyphenate!
Kid sister Ashlee is making her "above the title" debut in Undiscovered. In the film, she plays an aspiring actress who wants to sing. That's art imitating life, but with a twist! Ashlee has plenty of previous acting experience, as she had a small role in the Rob Schneider comedy The Hot Chick and appeared on the television series 7th Heaven.
Verily, these golden girls are shining brightly on the silver screen!Read more
Ben Jones, who played the lovable mechanic "Cooter" Davenport on the '80s series The Dukes of Hazzard, has posted a note on his Web site telling people not to support the new film version of the show. Jones says the movie is profane and sleazy, and it destroys the spirit of the popular car-chase show about a family of ne'er-do-wells and their struggle against the corrupt commissioner of Hazzard County, Georgia, Jefferson Davis "Boss" Hogg.
The former US representative from Georgia says the movie contains foul language and sexual situations that destroy the family values of the original series. In a statement on his Web site, Jones says "I think the whole project shows an arrogant disrespect for our show, for our cast, for America's families, and for the sensibilities of the heartland of our country."
The original series ran from 1979 through 1985. The Country Music Channel ...Read more
The original The Dukes of Hazzard was one of America's most well-loved TV hits. The Hollywood movie version is hitting theaters this Friday, August 5, and we've thought of a great way for you to get involved. Enter our Dukes Reader Dish contest, and you could have your very own Dukes moment featured on TV.com!
Does Waylon Jennings provide wise narration for your adventures and high jinks? Have you broken a major bone jumping your mountain bike over a ravine, "just like the General Lee?" Did a bikini-clad Jessica Simpson stop by to scrub the dirt off that mountain bike for you? Set down your jug of moonshine and get to writing, because the top three submissions will be published in a special TV.com feature on August 4! Here are a few things ...Read more
Last summer, Dukes of Hazzard was a big, hyped piece of TV-to-movie translation. Now, a less hyped--and less expensive--prequel will appear on video store shelves, possibly by the end of the year.
The Dukes prequel will tell the story of how Bo and Luke Duke started their slapstick battle with the nefarious Boss Hogg. None of the original film's stars--Jessica Simpson, Johnny Knoxville, or Sean William Scott--will appear in the film, which is scheduled to go on sale in late 2006 or in early 2007.
The Dukes movie is part of a new plan by Warner Bros. to make money from properties that don't warrant a full-fledged theatrical release. According to The Los Angeles Times, the studio plans to release 10 to 15 movies a year, each budgeted at around $5 million.
"We recognize that the made-for-video business is a place we need to put emphasis and devote ...Read more
Gilmore Girls fans will rejoice at the release of this magical series' fifth season--just in time for the holidays! Focusing on the relationship between a single mom and her precocious teenaged daughter--but not forsaking either character's individual journey--Gilmore Girls is at times heartwarming, at other times heart-wrenching, but always compelling and real.
Gilmore Girls' fifth season finds things looking up for Lorelei: Business is booming at the Dragonfly Inn, and her long-awaited romance with Luke is finally hitting its stride. Rory, on the other hand, is facing some serious demons. Consequences of the risks she took last season are crashing down around her, causing an unprecedented rift between Rory and her mother. Things become even more complicated when Rory starts to fall for a guy who represents everything she's always hated ...Read more
To get ready for the
Dukes of Hazzard movie release,
check out our
episode guides and learn about the time
introduced his nephew Hughie Hogg or when the
was stolen by pool hustlers!
Feed your infomania further by checking out the show trivia and by gazing at our Dukes photo gallery, or even better, our Jessica Simpson photo gallery. Read some reviews then sound off in the forums. Hey, we got videos!
Want to know what's been happening recently in the world of The Dukes? Click on over to The Dukes news page for all the latest developments. Ingest a barrage of news about the happenings of the movie stars Jessica Simpson, Johnny ...Read more
The initial season of The Dukes of Hazzard is a favorite with fans. The first five episodes were shot on location in Covington, Georgia, rather than on the Burbank, California, backlot used later on, and the Deep South atmosphere permeates every scene. Many believe that the show's writers were at their most creative during the ...Read more
The Duke Family -- cousins Bo ( John Schneider) and Luke (Tom Wopat), assisted by their cousin Daisy ( Catherine Bach) and their uncle, Jesse (Denver Pyle)-- fight the system and root out the corrupt practices of Hazzard County Commissioner Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) and his bumbling brother-in-law-Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best). The show became an instant hit, never failing to win its time slot during its original run on CBS for seven seasons from 1979-1985. The Duke boys, a pair of 'Robin Hood' types complete with bows and Dynamite arrows, are assisted in their adventures by their car, an orange 1969 Dodge Charger named 'The General Lee'. The Dukes of Hazzard is set in Georgia, and the show's southern influence is felt throughout. Country singing superstar Waylon Jennings performed the famous theme song to the show (Good Ol' Boys), and acts as The Balladeer, narrating the adventures of each episode. Furthermore, many of the plots revolved around the Dukes' history as an ex-moon-shining family. The story followed Bo and Luke until season five, because during episodes 87 through 104, their cousins Coy (Byron Cherry)and Vance (Christopher Mayer) replaced the boys while the went on to join NASCAR Circuit. Bo and Luke won, but returned to Hazzard after great season at the NASCAR Circuit. Innocently naive Deputy Enos Strate, though technically a member of the law under Boss Hogg, strives for justice and fairness, while also having a major crush on Daisy. Ace mechanic Cooter Davenport helps the Dukes along the way, and Deputy Cletus Hogg, though not as honest as Enos, subtlety assists the Dukes escape from 'Hogg justice'. The series had an extremely successful run in syndication beginning in 1996 on TNN, the Nashville Network. This led to a resurgence in the popularity of the "Dukes". Two reunion movies, featuring the surviving members of the cast, aired in 1997 and 2000. The show currently airs on CMT (Country Music Television) and in the summer of 2005 experienced another huge revival with the film version, starring Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson. A Prequel was Made in 2007 and shown in 2 weeks on ABC Family in 2008 during the summer.moreless